Neysa Page-Lieberman is a contemporary art curator, lecturer, writer, and educator with a focus on feminism, African diaspora, social practice and public art. Currently she is executive director of the Department of Exhibitions and Performance Spaces at Columbia College Chicago and the director and chief curator of the Wabash Arts Corridor, a public art project in downtown Chicago. In 2018 she founded npl projects to curate and produce public and street art projects globally. She has also designed and taught courses on curatorial theory and practice, and lectured at the Art Institute of Chicago offering public programs on the Museum’s collections.
Page-Lieberman has produced over 300 exhibitions and public art projects, with recent highlights including Claudia “MadC” Walde and Kirsten “Hello Kirsten” McCrea murals for the Wabash Arts Corridor (2018), Street Level: Wabash Arts Corridor Public Arts Festival (2017); Revolution at Point Zero: Feminist Social Practice (2017); Vacancy: Urban Interruption and (Re)generation (2015), an affiliate exhibition of the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial; the nationally touring Not Ready to Make Nice: Guerrilla Girls in the Artworld and Beyond (2012-2019); and RISK: Empathy, Art and Social Practice (2014).
Recent professional affiliations include the Leadership Institute of the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, the College Art Associations' Committee for Women in the Arts and Exhibitions & Public Interpretation at The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. She holds a masters in art history from Indiana University specializing in contemporary African diaspora. Page-Lieberman's current and upcoming: the publication Feminist Social Practice Manifesto, co-authored with Melissa Potter in ASAP/Journal; Inequality in Bronze: Monumental Plantation Legacies, a public art commission at the historic Stenton home in Philadelphia in collaboration with The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage; and a series of international mural exchanges with Sister Cities International, most recently in Casablanca, Morocco and Toronto, Canada. In summer 2018, npl projects completed the first major commission with international street artist Claudia “MadC” Walde which is the artist's largest work to date and one of the biggest murals in Chicago.
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